Resistance Through Indigo

Workshop | Pierre-Antoine Vettorello | 2023-10-18 | 13:00 - 16:00 | K.03.09, third floor, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Van Schoonbekestraat 143, 2018 Antwerpen
Resistance Through Indigo

Cover image Martine Bos: "Lieve Bluefingers linen coat, 'dégradé' dyed in natural indigo, finished with an arashi shibori"


In this workshop, we will explore the art of dyeing natural textiles using Indigo, a plant-based dyeing method celebrated globally for its symbolic and spiritual significance. We are thrilled to have Ghent-based fiber artist and educator, Lieve Jacob, as our guide in mastering the techniques of rejuvenating old garments into fresh, vibrant creations.


We kindly request participants to bring a cherished (small) garment, preferably in a light natural fiber, that you wish to transform using this enchanting blue dye.

Changing the canon and combating fashion coloniality means also collectively re-enacting self-fashioning techniques and gather together. We will learn how to re-imagine, re-make and re-indigenise our garments.

Duration: 3h


You can register via this link

Please note that this workshop has limited available seats.


Lieve Jacob (aka bluefingers) is a textile artist and teacher, specialized in weaving and natural dyes, with a particular passion for indigo. She travelled the world round to deepen her knowledge of traditional dying and weaving techniques (to among others, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Guatemala, Bolivia). She creates delicate works as a reaction to the negativity and violence around her, inviting viewers to explore intricate details and embrace vulnerability. She has recently showed her work dealing with the theme of migrations using indigo and photographs.